San Jose Sharks 5, Calgary Flames 2
Well that was bloody awful. Jonas Hiller gave up five goals on 29 shots in his first start since Oct. 28. That’s good for a .828 save percentage. Yes that’s even worse than he was before his injury, which was already horrendous to begin with.
The Flames as a team didn’t play too poorly. All four lines tried to contribute in the way they are supposed to and the defence didn’t play as bad as giving up 5 would have you believe. This one falls squarely on the shoulders of Jonas Hiller. Hiller and Ramo have been the polar opposite goaltenders of what they were last year. Although no one expected Calgary to be as good of a team as they were in the past season, we did (or at least I did) think the goaltending would be the consistent position this year. Boy was I ever wrong.
The two goals the Flames did score were with 10 minutes to go in the game, when San Jose was just riding out the remaining time. So the final score actually flatters the Flames. So very sad.